Thursday, September 24, 2015

BFA raises $235K At Celeb Golf Event

The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $235,000 at the 2015 Celebrity Golf Tournament, held Monday at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT.  The event is one of the largest annual fundraisers for the charity that provides financial assistance to broadcasters in need.

The funds come at a time when more broadcasters than ever are in need of assistance.  Last year, the Foundation gave away close to $850,000 in grants.

More than 150 broadcasters and celebrities turned out in support of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation, including famed sportscasters, athletes, and actors.  Celebrity golfers included: Maurice Dubois, WCBS-TV; Rachel Grant, actress and philanthropist; Jay Harris, ESPN; Otis Livingston, WCBS-TV; Sean McDonough, ABC and ESPN; Lonnie Quinn, WCBS-TV; Bruce Beck, NBC -TV; and more.

This year’s Co-Chairs were Paul Karpowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Meredith Broadcasting, and Nick Verbitsky, Chairman, United Stations Radio Networks.

Title sponsors of the 2015 event were the Mercedes-Benz Tri-State Dealers and Evercore Wealth Management.  Additional sponsors included NBC, ABC, BMI, CBS Television, The Connors Family Office, ESPN, CBS Radio, The Norman Knight Charitable Foundation, Marketron, Nielsen, Empire Merchants, and others.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has distributed millions of dollars in aid to thousands of broadcasters and their families who lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease, or unforeseen family tragedy.  Your donation can make a difference in the life of a colleague who has fallen on desperate times.  For more information on applying for a grant or making a donation, please visit, or call 212-373-8250.

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